I want to share with you a word from the Father that He spoke to me some time ago, as He began to unlock my dreams and open my imagination gate that had been shut by too many disappointments.  May it also be a word to you from your Heavenly Father, as He delights in you and in your journey of exploration.  Remember… It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom!  (Luke 12: 32).

“My Child…. Do not be afraid to dream, to envision, to desire.  It is not carnal.  It is not selfish.  Nor will your dreams be ‘too small,’ as you have supposed.  Goals which are imposed upon you from without are too small.  But those dreams which emerge from your heart is the outflow of My heart in you.  You are made in this way to create with Me.  It sounds “spiritual” to defer to Me, but that is religion.  I will not deviate from this pattern in creating with and through you.  You must remain in a place of submission, allowing Me to guide and direct those dreams.  You must allow them to die; as you have learned.  And you must give Me permission to work with places of idolatry.  But I will not dream for you.  I have placed My dreams within you from eternity past.  They are already within you, yet you are waiting on Me to give them to you from without.  Some people spend their whole lives waiting for this, wandering in a wilderness of uncertainty and purposelessness.  Do not die in this wilderness….. It sounds so spiritual, saying you trust Me and that My thoughts are higher than yours.  And they are.  But you have forgotten that My thoughts are within you because I am within you.

You have learned to not walk in presumption, to not lean on your own understanding.  You have learned to submit to Me, to ask Me, to listen to Me, to eat from My hand – the Tree of Life.  But now you must learn to dream My dreams.  You must accept responsibility for the dreams, desires and destiny that I have already placed within you.  I not only give you permission to dream, but I require that you dream.  I have chosen, not a puppet, but a bride…a bride with her own thoughts, feelings, desires, personality and identity.

It is time to embrace the dreams and desires that I have placed within you.  Look into your spirit and you will remember what you already said yes to.

So just be true to the passions and desires that arise, for springtime has come.  You did well to remain steadfast and obedient during the winter season, when the old desires were dying away – the shedding of a skin much too small.  But now you must look within and embrace the dreams of this butterfly season.  You have grown accustomed to caterpillar options and restrictions.  You have grown accustomed to the death of desire.  But it’s time to wake up.  Do not fear disappointment, for this is the season for you to create with your dreams.

Don’t worry about the uncertainties.  Just start by being true to the desires you know are there.  Do not stifle or censor them, judging them as selfish or frivolous.  Am I not well able to convict and to correct you?  Start by simply acknowledging the desires you know are there, even though they may be small and sparse at first.  Just like the beginning of a spring shower, the first few drops simply lead the way for the downpour.”

Happy dreaming!  

                -Virginia Killingsworth